backpacking packs

How to Choose the Best Backpacking Pack

With so many options, choosing a backpacking pack in 2016 is crazy hard for a beginner. While you can survive with most any pack, consider this: Your enjoyment of a hidden backcountry gem can be influenced by t...
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Inside the Olympus Stylus TG-870 Tough

The Olympus Stylus TG-870 Tough rugged and waterproof adventure camera is the new update to its predecessor, the TG-860. The TG-870 is a mild update -- basically it includes a few new art filters and the rear L...
get started backpacking

How to Get Started Backpacking

Why should you get started backpacking? To see hidden backcountry gems -- and to recharge. The best way to get started backpacking is by learning from an experienced friend -- that's how I got started. ...
backpacking-gear-checklist

The Ultimate Backpacking Gear List

When it comes time to pack for a backpacking trip, it's hard to know what gear to take -- or how much. Every experienced backpacker has a story about packing something silly, like Diet Coke cans that exploded i...
best backpacking spoon

Best Backpacking Spoon: Optimus Titanium Long Spoon

An eating utensil seems like a simple thing -- until you don't have one. Remember getting a pudding in your packed lunch when you were a kid . . . but then realized you didn't have a spoon? Sure, you scooped th...